I would like to comment on the recent tumult over the screening tactics used by the TSA at this country’s airports. I want to take a totally different approach than readers on this site and the media in general.
Give it up! Stop making such a big deal! Stop being such mefunakim! It should not be such a big deal that a TSA security officer has to pat you down for a minute. Nothing’s going to happen to you. You won’t die. They want to make sure that the aircraft is safe. They want to make sure that you are safe. So let them check you, and yes, let them pat you down.
We’ve become a generation of whiners. We complain about everything, and if someone, G-d forbid, touches us because we live in an age of terrorism, we go nuts. It’s time to grow up, boys and girls. It’s the year 2010 and it’s an age of Islamic terrorism. Until our country has the guts to profile passengers, as we should be doing, we have to rely on pat downs. And if the pat down gets a bit too personal for you, then sorry, that’s the price you pay for flying. And if they have to put you through a full body scanner, that’s what they have to do. Don’t worry so much. No one cares to see the images they took. Stop being so paranoid. Stop crying. Stop complaining. Take it like a man and move on. That’s what I do.